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GOP DROWNS OUT TRUE CONSERVATIVES



By Mary Starrett
June
3, 2007
NewsWithViews.com

PLAN B Seen As Only Option As GOP Drowns Out True Conservative While Pushing Ultra Liberal Giuliani for President

Growing Numbers Join High Profile Conservatives Saying ‘That’s Not A Threat- That’s a Promise’- To Vote Third Party In November

Poll numbers strongly suggest voters are thinking outside the box and would consider voting for a third party candidate for president in ’08. Joining prominent conservative, Christian leader Dr. James Dobson, who said his “conscience and … moral convictions" (AP/5/18,2007) would prevent him from voting for Rudy Giuliani should he win the Republican presidential nomination, more Americans are opting for ‘Plan B’ – a vote for a third party presidential candidate.

In a recent Rasmussen survey 58% of Americans said it would be good for the United States to have a “truly competitive” third party.

Having been a lifelong Republican I, like thousands of other conservatives, finally had enough. I traded in my GOP membership card, gave them back their secret de-coder ring and elephant decals and went elsewhere. I chose America’s third largest party based on voter registrations (Ballot Access News) I joined the Constitution Party. First I checked out the Greens; environmentalism is ok but I’m a die-hard free market gal myself and well, I like property rights too much. Next I looked at the Libertarian Party; nope…call me crazy but I still think killing babies is just plain mean and furthermore their open-borders policy does nothing for me. Lots of other people must agree because now polls show we’re seeing the results of years of growing discontent with the Republican and Democratic “Big Box” parties. Voters like me are now weighing their options, especially on that one issue that has voters seething- immigration. According to top-rated public opinion firm Rasmussen Reports, respondents were asked how they would vote if "a third party candidate ran in 2008 and promised to build a barrier along the Mexican border and make enforcement of immigration law his top priority."

The survey shows, when it comes to immigration, both “Big Box” parties left Americans cold: 30% of those polled said they’d vote for a third party candidate before they’d vote for a Republican.

More specifically, the immigration- question poll showed 35% of conservatives said they’d pick a third party candidate.

It’s no wonder; after years of broken promises voters are looking elsewhere. These numbers shouldn’t surprise anyone- it’s been a long time coming- especially in light of how both parties are ignoring American’s wishes by pushing the current sham “immigration reform” legislation. It’s nothing more than economic and public safety suicide… amnesty, plain and simple.

The Rasmussen study was done by the same firm that earlier showed Americans would trust a used car salesman over a member of Congress.

Anger has supplanted apathy. Americans are furious over what has happened to their country at the hands of the power-elite now running the government. Polling numbers on the recent MSNBC GOP California debate and the early polls of FOX News’ South Carolina debate show that despite the mainstream media’s reluctance to acknowledge him, authentically-conservative Congressman Ron Paul had right-thinking voters sitting up and taking notice. Since the GOP has all but banished the congressman, what other choice do voters have but to look to a third party candidate?

Polling before and after the California debate showed Paul’s approval increased 31% after viewers had a chance to hear him speak, compared to liberal “frontrunner” former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani who’s approval decreased 19% after the debate. Numbers like that show Americans want someone other than the typical party boys and they won’t get that with either of the ‘Big Two.’

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Third parties are no strangers to Americans. Almost a century and a half ago the Republican Party shoved the (formerly conservative) Whigs out when they broke weak and voters sought a more conservative option; we’re seeing the same thing happen now that the Republican Party has lost its way.

© 2007 Mary Starrett - All Rights Reserved

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Mary Starrett was the Constitution Party candidate for Oregon governor in November, 2006, a TV news anchor and talk show host for 25 years and a radio talk show host for 5 years.

Executive Director, Oregonians for Life, Board of Directors, Christian Family Adoptions.

She is currently the Communications Director for the Constitution Party. The Constitution Party is the fastest-growing minor political party (www.ballot-access.org) and is made up of Americans who believe a return to constitutional government is imperative.

E-Mail: mstarrett@constitutionparty.com


 

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